NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION OFFICE OF INSPECTOR GENERAL OFFICE OF INVESTIGATIONS CLOSEOUT MEMORANDUM Case Number: A13030048 Page 1 of 1 2 Our office received an allegation of plagiarism in a proposal. 1 We wrote to the PI who stated that her proposed work was based on the work described in the source document and she believed she had provided adequate citation to the source. The subject agrees that she would not plagiarize in a publication but does not appear to understand that NSF has similar citation standards as publications. Given the specifics of this case and the smaller amount of copied text, we determined that the actions did not rise to the level of research misconduct. We wrote to the subject reminding her ofthe need to properly cite text used from another source. This case is closed with no further action taken. NSF OIG Form 2 (ll/02)
Published by the National Science Foundation, Office of Inspector General on 2013-06-13.
Below is a raw (and likely hideous) rendition of the original report. (PDF)